TRIBUTES PAID TO BUSINESS PARTNER WHO DEVOTED MORE THAN 60 YEARS TO F.H. BRUNDLE

Tributes have been paid to a partner of F.H. Brundle who passed away just before Christmas, aged 78 years old.

Richard Brundle MBE was the fourth generation of the Brundle family to run the wholesale supplier – devoting more than 60 years to the company. His son, Michael, has led the tributes to Mr Brundle who joined the family business in 1956 when his grandfather, great uncle and father, Frederick, ran the company.

Michael said: “My father thoroughly enjoyed developing F.H. Brundle over the past 60 years. He particularly loved the relationships he formed with our customers, employees and suppliers.

“Everyone knew him for being well dressed, as well as his honest, straightforward approach to business and friendly nature – he always had time for a chat.

“He always strived to operate a wellrun business that offers our customers a friendly and reliable service as well as high quality products.

“As the fifth generation of Brundle, I hope to ensure that this great legacy continues in his absence.”

Richard Brundle joined the familyrun company when he was 16 years old when F.H. Brundle had 12 employees on a single site in Dalston, London.

Thanks to Mr Brundle’s vision and leadership, in partnership with his son, it now employs more than 270 people at 10 different sites across the UK – and supplies more than 8,500 product lines.

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